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Wednesday 22 March 2023 9:53am

EDOR director, Professor Rachael Taylor has been elected as a Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi fellow in recognition of her contribution to the prevention of childhood obesity through high quality research.

Thirty-four new Ngā Ahurei Fellows were elected by the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi to recognise distinction in research, scholarship or the advancement of knowledge at the highest international standards.

Learn more about Professor Taylor's childhood obesity research

Throughout the past two decades, Professor Taylor has led many "world first" research projects that have furthered our understanding of the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.

The main focus of Professor Taylor's research is to understand of how diet, physical activity, digital screen use and sleep can impact the health and wellbeing of our tamariki (children).

Rachael Taylor's recent research projects

  • POI - Prevention of overweight in infancy
  • Moemoeā - Sleep, health, communication, and wellbeing
  • Play - Encouraging play within schools that promotes risk and challenge in a safe and appropriate manner
  • DREAM - How sleep affects what children eat and how active they are
  • BED - How the use of electronic media before and in-bed affects sleep in children
  • BLISS - Baby-led introduction to solids
  • APPLE - A pilot programme for lifestyle and exercise in school children
  • SNAP IT - Sleep, screen use, nutrition and activity using photo images in teens

Professor Taylor features at Otago Alumni's webinar series "March with Otago"

Move, Eat, Sleep, Repeat: the impact on health and wellbeing in children, Otago Alumni Webinar, Thursday 23 March 2023

Read more about EDOR's obesity research

EDOR's research for the prevention and treatment of obesity

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